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Today's Features

  • A friend came by to borrow a book from my overloaded bookcase in my living room. There was an aged newspaper clipping in the book, so I sent the book home with him and I finally decided to check out this bit of newspaper memorabilia.

    The book is from my parents’ collection and from my big Valmora house bookshelf, a sort of timeline about New Mexico history.

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    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents an Original Music Concert starting at 7 p.m. today (Friday) in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Ticket prices for the Original Music Concert are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

    The concert features works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. Music professor Edward Harrington directs the program and the concert.

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    • Las Vegas Community Theatre Collective presentation of “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco doors open at 7 p.m. with show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 per adult and $7 for students and seniors.

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    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in Faith Hall.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University HU Singers will present “My Story” at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano.

    Tickets for “My Story” are $5 for general admission. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

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    A healing service open to all members of the community will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church in Las Vegas. The church, located at the corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street, has had a long history of prayers for healing, including the regular practice of the laying on of hands and anointing the sick with oil blessed for healing.

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    • The Las Vegas Tree Board will be planting a shade tree in Veteran’s Park on National Arbor Day on Friday, April 24 at the park located on Mills Avenue near Robertson High School. The mayor’s proclamation will take place at 4 p.m.

  • Seems as how when I happen to visit with folks I know here, around our Las Vegas, they have opinions. Opinions about our Meadow City and its growth or decline, depending on how one defines the life or possibly the decline of a town.

    Sixty years ago, big boss Jim and I lived on Dalbey Drive for a year or so, until we could move into the house we were building out near Montezuma. What an experience that was, particularly for me! I grew up in the Valmora Sanatorium hospital complex, with three meals a day served in the big dining room there.